Northern Irish loyalist paramilitaries withdraw support for 1998 peace deal: Media

Northern Irish loyalist paramilitaries withdraw support for 1998 peace deal: Media

The Straits Times - World·2021-03-04 17:04

LONDON (REUTERS) - Northern Irish loyalist paramilitary organisations told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson they are temporarily withdrawing support for the 1998 peace agreement due to concerns over the Brexit deal, the Belfast Telegraph reported.

An umbrella body representing the outlawed groups said in a letter that the unionist opposition to the Northern Irish Protocol – part of the Brexit divorce deal – should remain "peaceful and democratic". 

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